12 days in Monte-Carlo, Nice & Italian Riviera Itinerary

12 days in Monte-Carlo, Nice & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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12 days in Monte-Carlo, Nice & Italian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for museums, casinos, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Monte-Carlo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette & Fromagerie Ceneri). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner .

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland, Saint-Paul de Vence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and then take a stroll through Boccadasse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Genoa driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Genoa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

1
night
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, make a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portofino itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Genoa to Portofino in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Margherita Ligure
Highlights from your plan
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Portofino in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Cinque Terre. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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